Welcome to Danbury, North Carolina!
Town Council Meetings--Town Council meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of every month. A tentative agenda will normally be posted by the Monday prior to the meeting.
The next meeting of the Town Council will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 7:00pm, at the Danbury Town Hall.
COUNCIL MEETING -- 6/29/16
1. The Town Council continued their discussion regarding the development of a Pedestrian Master Plan. Ultimate outcomes of this plan, once implemented, include 1) improved connectivity, 2) a means of improving personal health, 3) improved safety for pedestrians and bicyclers, 4) reduced stressors on the natural environment, and 5) community vibrancy. Residents are encouraged to make their comments known to Council members and Town Hall. Council is requesting proposals from interested consultants who have interest in assisting the Town in developing a plan.
2. Council approved the final amended budget for the current fiscal year. Revenues improved in the latter part of the year which greatly reduced the impact on the Town's financial reserves.
3. Council approved the budget for the next fiscal year which begins on July 1. No tax increase was included. Current tax rate is 27 cents per $100 of assessed valuation on real property. Total budget is $74,100.
4. Council approved a one-year extension with Waste Industries for garbage and recycling services.
The Town Council frequently discusses a concern for pedestrian safety as residents and visitors go about their business on Main Street. While the design of the street is unlikely to change, we can, as motorists, change our behavior. Not only is it dangerous for pedestrians, it has also been common for pets and wildlife to be injured or killed, as well. Everyone is being asked to obey speed limits and to be alert for people and animals crossing the street. Please help us out.
Recently, speed limits on Main Street through Danbury changed. The 25mph zone now begins at the Post Office and extends to the church. The remainder of Main Street northbound to the town limit is now 35mph. This change applies in both directions. Signage has been updated.
Planning and Zoning Board Meetings--The Planning and Zoning Board meets on an as-needed basis. Meeting dates are advertised in advance.
Recycling in Danbury-- Danbury residents who are currently receiving garbage service are encouraged to take advantage of curbside recycling. This service occurs on an every-other-week basis. The pickup schedule can be found under the "Departments" tab.
Danbury, the county seat of Stokes County, North Carolina, is located approximately 20 miles north of Winston-Salem, NC, on highway NC 8/89. Nestled among the natural beauty of the Dan River and Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury is a great place to visit, live and work. We hope to see you soon!